December 16, 2014

Google has released its annual list of the year's fastest-rising search requests. Although Google's list usually comes last each year among other search engines and sites, its rankings typically provide more telling insights into what people were thinking because the company's technology processes about two out of every three search requests made on the Internet.

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The top global trending searches for 2014 were:

Robin Williams

World Cup

Ebola

Malaysia Airlines

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Flappy Bird

Conchita Wurst

ISIS

Frozen

Sochi Olympics

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The top U.S. trending searches for 2014 were:

Robin Williams

World Cup

Ebola

Malaysia Airlines

Flappy Bird

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ISIS

Ferguson

Frozen

Ukraine

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